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Lauren Lefevre offers professional styling services and is a well-renowned fashion blogger, having made several trips to New York Fashion Week and being sponsored by Nordstrom.

Late Summer Anthro Dressing Room Haul

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I had an hour in between appointments Friday and happened to be right by my local Anthropologie. It was a perfect excuse to try on some new arrivals, all perfect for the late-Summer to early-Fall transition! I truly found some gems, and took a few of them home with me.

I showcased my dressing room haul on Instastories and had so many questions and responses to the pieces I tried on, I thought I would also share the wealth here!

1. This gingham top. This top deserves ALL the heart-eyes! It is just SO, SO good.

{It's a small investment but one that I think it is justifiable since it can be worn Spring, Summer and Fall!. I've already worn it with white jeans, too.} The embroidery details are gorgeous and the back is slightly longer than the front, giving it a flattering "side-view."  It runs generous, so I reccommend sizing down. I am wearing an XS.

2. These skinny jeans. I am always on the hunt for the perfect everyday pair of skinny jeans. I've been a big fan of AG skinnies the past few seasons, and tried on this pair, called "The Abbey," for the first time. The material is so soft and comfy and the cut is super flattering! This is the perfect all-around-wash to go with everything and to dress up or down. If you are looking for a great pair of classic skinny jeans for Fall, look no further. They run true to size.

3. This striped tee. I am ALWAYS on the hunt for a perfect striped tee, since it's one of the most classic pieces a gal can own. Sadly, it seems the best ones sell out before most can get their hands on them! I have been looking for one in a red and navy combo, and was so excited to find this one! It is SUPER soft and also comes in two other color schemes. It looks great alone and will also be amazing to throw on under vests and cardigans for Fall.

4. These cropped white jeans. My favorite pair of go-to white jeans are distressed with lots of holes, which I love, so I have been looking for a pair of "solid" non-distressed white crops to add into the mix. I have literally been trying on white jeans all summer long without finding a pair I loved...until now! This pair of Pilcro crops fit like a dream. I love the slight flare leg that is surprisingly flattering. They are under-$100, too! Even though its late Summer, I highly recommend snagging these now. You can wear them through October or so, and then pull them back out in March!

I liked the fit of the white crops so much that I ordered the pair pictured above {which fit the same}, as well. I tried this blue denim pair in one size larger than I need, and then ordered my correct size. I tried them on on Instastories and then failed to take a pic in them! These jeans will be so cute to wear into Fall with flats, heels and ankle booties. 

4. This bell sleeve dress. This versatile dress is the prettiest egg-plant color and such a great fit. I am wearing an XS here and would size down ideally to an XS Petite, which is what I typically order in Anthropologie dresses. I absolutely love the cut of the sleeves, and the versatilily of this dress that can be worn to work, a cocktail party, a wedding and even dressed down with a tall boot!

5. This pom-pom top. Bell-sleeves and poms?! Yes, please! This boho top is such a fun Fall piece. I would start wearing it now with shorts and/or white jeans. It runs small, so if you are busty, I recommend sizing up!

Stylishly yours,

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My Makeup Overhaul

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If you have been following me for the past few months, you know I've been on a new journey towards using safer skincare products for myself and my family. You can read all about it on this post.

One of the things I am working on progressively changing is my cosmetics. Now, you all know I love makeup and I am obsessed with lipstick and lipgloss!

While changing out my body lotion, face and body wash, and shampoo to Beautycounter's safer products has been quick and easy, the process of switching my makeup has and will be slower as I try new products and new safer cosmetics are released.

The way I see it is that every small change I make with safer product I substitute for a toxic one in my daily routine, lowers the chemical load on my skin and body each day. I like to think that any change we can make is a positive one. Over time, these small changes can make a BIG difference for ourselves and our families. 

I find it worth noting that Christy Coleman, a well-known celebrity makeup artist, joined Beautycounter as the Creative Director after her own dad's passing from Lou Gehrig’s disease, which has been linked to ingredients like formaldehyde which was in products she was using on her makeup clients everyday. Her passion and vision and overall expertise is amazing and I cannot wait to see the new products she develops in the coming months/years!

With all that said, I have been VERY impressed with most of the Beautycounter cosmetics I have tried so far, and want to share with you the ones I am starting to incorporate into my daily regime.

1. Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20. This three-in-one moisturizer, sunscreen and foundation has been a life saver this summer. I wear it on the daily to the gym, the pool, running errands, etc. {I like to apply it with my BeautyBlender, but you can also apply with this brush.} It gives light coverage and great sun-protection. It's no surprise it's an Allure Magazine "Best of Beauty" Award Winner! 

{Note :: I prefer a heavier foundation for evening, events and photo-shoots...but this one is great for my everyday running around town, and saves time since it is three-in-one!} I wear shade No.3 as do most people I know with medium toned skin.

2. Matte Bronzer. I am a self-proclaimed bronzer junkie and this one is as good as any of my more toxic-favorites. There are two shades {I wear the darker of the two} and I love how the color is perfectly bronze, not orangey. A few sweeps and your face looks alive and sun-kissed!

3. Color Sweep Blush Duo. I am absolutely obsessed with this blush in the Flamingo/Apricot duo. The color is just soooo pretty! I have tried it on multiple skin tones and it looks fabulous on everyone. If you are in need a new blush, look know further. {An added bonus is that the packaging is beautiful!}

4. Lipgloss. I'm a gal who likes to keep a gloss on her lips 24/7. I've been convicted about how many chemicals I am absorbing and even ingesting through my lip products. {YUK!}

While I still continue to use my favorite drug store and department store brands of lipsticks and lip glosses for when I need more color, I love the Beautycounter Lipglosses as my go-to everyday gloss. These are shiny and moisturizing, yet not sticky. They go on sheer, and are also perfect for layering over a lipstick. {Shop Beautycounter's Lipstick options here.}

5. Touchup Concealer Pen. I love this product! It hides dark circles, redness, and other imperfections and actually stays put for long-lasting, flawless wear! 

Last but not least, if you are on the hunt for luxe, yet affordable makeup brushes, Beautycounter's brushes are fabulous. They can be purchased individually or as a set.

I hope you will join me on my journey to safer skincare and cosmetics! Please feel free to email me anytime with questions about any products. Also, I am excitedly and actively growing a fun team of women from around the country to share the Beautycounter mission. If you are interested in possibly joining my team as a Beautycounter consultant, I would love to chat and answer your questions!

Stylishly yours,

Friday Five

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Happy Friday from the beach! My family and I have enjoyed a week on Amelia Island and are headed back to Georgia today far a weekend at the lake at the Ritz Lake Oconee. I could used to back to back vacations!

Here are five of my favorite things this week ::

1. This flutter-sleeve swimsuit. This is my favorite swimsuit of the summer...and possibly my favorite ever. The fit is perfect and the flutter sleeves are just so fun and unique! An added bonus is that the sleeves protect your shoulders and arms from the sun. This suit also looks adorable paired with denim shorts or cutoffs. It runs true to size. I am wearing a size 4. You can also find it in additional sizes on here and here.

2. This gingham top. I wore this comfy outfit to travel to the beach Monday. I just love how breezy and comfy this $45 gingham top is! It runs generous so I recommend sizing down. I am wearing an XS.

3. This crochet suit. This is another new suit that is quickly becoming a favorite. You cannot go wrong with a black suit and this one is extra chic and flattering. I cannot tell you how many compliments I received walking around the resort in it!

4. This striped top. I am a firm believer that a gal cannot own too many striped tops. This colorful version is just happy and fun! It will be a great piece to layer under cardigans and jackets for Fall.

5. This off the shoulder top. You all know know I love off the shoulder tops...but they are not all created equally in terms of comfort and staying put! This one is a recent purchase and a favorite because it really does stay in place. The embroidery detail is gorgeous. And it is 40% off and under $30 this weekend!

I'll be at the Ritz Lake Oconee with the family all weekend, and doing a lot of Instastories of our adventures. Be sure to follow along over on Instagram @laurenlefevre.

Stylishly yours,

P.S. There are just two days left to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! It ends tomorrow, so be sure to snag anything left on your wish list and Fall shopping list ASAP. Many of my favorite items are still available. Be sure to head back to this post and this post to review my top sale picks and shop!

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